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San Leandro to Host Community Meeting on Downtown Parking Strategies

July 27, 2015 

Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter and the San Leandro City Council announced that the Engineering & Transportation Department will be hosting a community outreach meeting to discuss parking issues in the downtown area. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the San Leandro History Museum, located at 320 West Estudillo Avenue in downtown San Leandro. The meeting will include extensive opportunities for the public to share ideas and concerns about parking in the downtown area.

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San Leandro’s Free Downtown Wi-Fi to Go Live on July 29th

July 16, 2015 

San Leandro’s new publically accessible Wi-Fi system is set to go live on Wednesday July 29th. To celebrate the occasion, Mayor Cutter and officials from City Hall will hold a ceremony at the Downtown San Leandro Farmers’ Market beginning at 6:00 pm that day. The new system will be connected to City-owned fibers contained within the Lit San Leandro fiber optic network, providing free wireless internet access in San Leandro’s downtown core at some of the fastest speeds available anywhere in the Bay Area region. For more information, please contact Tony Batalla, IT Manager, at tbatalla@sanleandro.org.


Free Family Movie Nights at San Leandro Parks

June 25, 2015 

The highly-popular Family Movie Nights program is back for summer 2015, which will showcase family-friendly movies at various parks throughout the City during the months of July and August. These fun events are free and open to the public and will take place according to the following schedule:


  • Maleficent on Wednesday July 8th at Washington Manor Park (14900 Zelma Street)

  • Paddington on Wednesday July 22nd Halcyon Park (1245 147th Avenue)

  • Big Hero 6 on Wednesday August 5th at Chabot Park (1698 Estudillo Avenue)

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San Leandro: Cultivating Art!

May 19, 2015 

The City of San Leandro recently produced this new video celebrating the wave of public art that is currently spreading throughout the city. With an incredible new mural from acclaimed artist Rigo 23, one of the region’s largest murals on the Preferred Freezer building, a fast-growing utility box art program, and an artist community growing at The Gate, San Leandro has taken great strides in promoting arts and culture.

This is just the beginning - please keep an eye on San Leandro Next for news on additional art projects in the near future.


Additional News
Wednesday July 29, 2015
9:30 AMBabies N' Toddlers Storytime (Main Library)
BABIES N' TODDLERS STORYTIME
Designed for babies and toddlers up to age 3, this storytime is for the child and caregiver to participate together. We will sing songs, do fingerplays and many movement activities, and hear lots of short picture books! No registration required, but due to room capacity we will stop seating when we reach our seating capacity. We offer duplicate sessions at 9:30am and 10:30am for your convenience, so please choose just one to attend.
10:30 AMBabies N' Toddlers Storytime (Main Library)
BABIES N' TODDLERS STORYTIME
Designed for babies and toddlers up to age 3, this storytime is for the child and caregiver to participate together. We will sing songs, do fingerplays and many movement activities, and hear lots of short picture books! No registration required, but due to room capacity we will stop seating when we reach our seating capacity. We offer duplicate sessions at 9:30am and 10:30am for your convenience, so please choose just one to attend.
1:00 PMUnmask! Teen Event - Great writing in a FLASH!

Calling all teens going into grades 6-12!

Ever heard of Flash Fiction? Learn to write short stories in a FLASH! Also, hear from a local San Leandro teen how she got her book published!

When: Wednesday, July 29, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Where: Main Library

What: A Flash fiction writing workshop.

Who: Teens going into grades 6-12

Questions? Call the Children's Desk at 510-577-3960. Registration required. This program is part of the 2015 Unmask - Teen Summer Events!

1:30 PMPreschool Storytime (Main Library)
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
Designed for children ages 3-8 (siblings welcome too), our preschool storytimes feature the best in children's books, songs, and arts and crafts activities. Each week we offer a different theme. This drop-in program is for children and a caregiver, to help children get ready for kindergarten, get the reading habit, and to have fun!
3:00 PMSummer Writing Buddies for gr. 1-5 (Main Library)

In Summer Writing Buddies, children going into grades 1 to 5 can sign up to work with a teen volunteer for 30 minutes on writing a Summer Reading Program book report. Assistance will include starting a sentence, spelling and grammar. Dates: Wednesdays, June 24-August 5 between 3:00pm-5:00pm. Registration for this program opens on Saturday, June 6. Stop by or call the Main Library children's desk at 577-3960.

3:30 PMUnmask! Teen Event - Summer Breaks!

Calling all teens going into grades 6-12!

Join local breaking group Project Reign and learn all about how to breakdance! This four week course will teach you the basics of breaking while meeting new people.

When: Wednesday, July 8, July 15, July 29, & August 5. 3:30-5:00 PM

Where: Main Library

What: A four week course to learn the art of breakdancing

Who: Teens going into grades 6-12

Questions? Call the Children's Desk at 510-577-3960. Registration and parent or guardian permission required. This program is part of the 2015 Unmask - Teen Summer Events!

7:00 PMFamily Fun Night: Juggling Show! (Main Library)

Join us at the Main Library for a Gravity Defying Juggling Show! At this Family Fun Night, Circus of Smiles will present their gravity defying juggling show. You'll leave amazed, thinking “is there anything they can't juggle!?”

Refreshments served after the show. Doors open at 6:50pm and the show begins at 7:00pm. Questions? Please call 577-3960.


Thursday July 30, 2015
10:00 AMCanciones y cuentos en Español (Main Library)

Canciones y cuentos en Español para bebes y niños menores de tres años

Disfruta libros, cuentos y canciones en Español en la biblioteca con tus bebes y niños pequeños. Aprende canciones y rimas que puedes usar cada día con ellos en casa. Ven y juega con nosotros terminando la lectura del cuento. Este es un servicio gratuito ofrecido por First 5 Alameda County.
Martes 10:00am—Biblioteca South Branch (espacio es limitado en Biblioteca South Branch)
Jueves 10:00am—Biblioteca Principal

Songs and Stories in Spanish for Little Ones - Ages 0 to 3
Enjoy Spanish-language books, stories and songs at the library with your babies and toddlers. Learn songs and rhymes that you can use every day with your little one (ages 0 to 3). After storytime, you are invited to stay and play. This free storytime is funded by First 5 Alameda County.

Tuesdays at 10:00am— South Branch Library (space is limited at South Branch Library due to room capacity)
Thursdays at 10:00am—Main Library

10:30 AMPRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Manor Branch Library
Designed for children ages 3-8, our preschool storytimes feature the best in children's books, songs, and arts and crafts activities. This program is for children and a caregiver, to help children get ready for kindergarten, get the reading habit, and to have fun! No registration required, just drop in!

Friday July 31, 2015
11:00 AMFREE Family Movie:

Enjoy a family-friendly movie matinee on the big screen in the Main Library's lecture hall! Pick up free tickets two weeks in advance at the Children’s Desk. Doors open at 10:50am, and the movies start at 11:00am

Friday, July 10: The Incredibles!
Friday, July 17: Winnie the Pooh
Friday, July 31: Paddington

Questions? Please call 577-3960.

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